Kohli: Aggressive attitude won us the series

Stand-in India captain Virat Kohli was overjoyed with his side's five-nil whitewash over Sri Lanka, saying his emphasis on aggressive tactics paid off, and that the team played positive cricket in all the games.

India demolished the visitors with relative ease, though Kohli's century was required in the final match to see off the Sri Lankans, and he was thrilled that they did so well in MS Dhoni's absence, and at the last minute.

Kohli said: "Guys being positive and aggressive rather than defensive and negative. So that's something we're really stressing on. Even if a bowler is getting hit, as long as he's looking to take wickets and not looking to get away, that's the change we need.

"That's something we have decided as a group in the series and it has come out beautifully. It's not easy to have a whitewash especially against a sub-continent team in the sub-continent.

"It's always a very difficult thing and I am really glad the way the guys have responded to whatever I've asked of them. I'm really satisfied as a captain.

"I meant with ruthless, that we're looking to create winning habits more than anything else and create a culture for the team that needs to continue going forward as well."

As for his batting position, Kohli said he was happy to play at three or four, but preferred the first drop option: "I can't comment on it right now but as long as we're strengthened in the middle-order I don't see any reason to keep batting at four.

"I've scored most of my centuries and won most of the games for the team at No 3. As long as I play the same way as I did today, that serves right for the team. You never know, I'm comfortable batting at No 3 and 4 both.

"I will go with my gut feel as well as what the team requires of me. Whatever fits the right balance we'll go ahead with that. But I'm learning to bat at other position also if the team requires."